Cate Blanchett is confirmed for the Borderlands film

Lawrence Kim
May 30, 2020

Actress Cate Blanchett will be starring in the upcoming film adaptation of Borderlands from Eli Roth.

You may think Blanchett signing on for an Eli Roth project is an odd move, but the pair actually worked together already on 2018's The House with a Clock in its Walls.

Borderlands is a somewhat freakish and very violent first-person, loot-based shooter which focuses on four "Vault Hunters" fending off local marauders while searching for advanced alien tech on a planet called Pandora.

"I have a long, successful history with Lionsgate - I feel like we have grown up together and that everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition", Roth said earlier this year of the project in a statement. From drama to comedy and now action, Cate makes every scene sing. A sequel for Sonic The Hedgehog was announced today as well, with director Jeff Fowler returning to direct. Sonic is now sitting as the most highest grossing video game movie of all time in the United States, having raised $US306.7 million worldwide without having launched in China or Japan. The most recent installment, Borderlands 3, which launched in September 2019, already sold-in almost 8 million units worldwide and was honored with the award for "Best Multiplayer Game" at Gamescom. The film's executive producers are Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the Borderlands video game franchise and founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive.

Blanchett is represented by CAA. James Myers and Aaron Edmonds are overseeing the project on behalf of Lionsgate. Emmy Yu is overseeing the film for Arad Productions.

It's a great time for video game movies, as the success of Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu have indicated, and Blanchett will be another great reason for fans to go to the movies to see Borderlands come to life. She has starred in films including The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Thor: Ragnarok, among others. She's won Academy Awards for her performances in "The Aviator" and "Blue Jasmine", and was nominated for "Elizabeth", "Elizabeth: The Golden Age", "Notes on a Scandal" and "I'm Not There".

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